The Health Agency announces 1750 new cases with 49 added deaths and a positivity rate up at 11.6%. The NCR accounted for 38% of the cases today with 665.
Most of the cases remain concentrated in the most dense region in the Philippines – the National Capital Region. Quezon City continued to report triple digits with 147 cases today. Thirteen LGUs reported double digits: Makati 72, Manila 67, Taguig 58, Parañaque 57, Las Piñas 41, Pasig and Caloocan 40, Muntinlupa 31, Marikina 27, Pasay City 23, Mandaluyong 22, Valenzuela 12 and Malabon 10.
Outside NCR, no province or LGU reported triple digits. Only four areas reported more than 50 but less than 100 cases. They were: Cavite 83, Laguna 62, Rizal 71 and Pangasinan 63 (with Dagupan City reporting 14 cases).
Reminder to readers that the data provided by the DoH are only based on RT-PCR results. The discrepancy in deaths (higher deaths) with lower cases just shows that the number of cases are under reported and that antigen testing, which is the common method now, is not being reported. The public is advised to be cautious in the interpretation of the daily numbers.